CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE

FST4077 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE

1 - 6 credit hours

The purpose of this course is for the student to define and describe a current issue/problem in the fire and emergency services and address or solve the issue/problem. The student will use appropriate resources, references, tools and methods to logically solve and/or address the issue the student has chosen. Students receive 1 credit for each paper (minimum 6 pages) that the student submits to satisfactory performance. Variable credit - students may sign up for 1-6 credit hours which may be used as technical electives toward the degree. If student is not an active firefighter or emergency service provider, the student must establish a mentor who is a FD Officer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Review latest NIST Fire Fighting Tactics studies & videos with information pertinent to the modern fire officer.
  2. Identify key current issues in the fire service which are not yet covered in the existing textbooks.
  3. Demonstrate the current and future relevance of these issues to a fire service decision maker.
  4. Analyze interactive dialogue among the decision-makers whose stories are portrayed.
  5. Apply lessons learned to one's own organization.

Randy Hanifen